SAN BERNARDINO - Supervisor James Ramos' seat on the San Bernardino Community College District board has been filled.

Joseph Williams of Redlands, the Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Action Project in San Bernardino, was appointed to the board on Thursday. Ramos was elected to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in November.

This is Williams' second time on the board: In 2006, he served as a student trustee to the board while a student at San Bernardino Valley College, prior to earning a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Redlands. Williams has also served on the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board and was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California State WIB.

"It is just wonderful to see him continue his dedication to the welfare of our students," board president Donald Singer is quoted as saying in a press release issued by the district. "He brings a unique perspective, having served just a half dozen years ago, and he now has an opportunity to expand upon that service."

Williams' seat on the board isn't a done deal, though: He'll serve as a provisional trustee for 30 days, during which time, any member of the public can file a petition, asking that the seat be put up for a special election. If no one petitions for an election, Williams will become a full board member for the rest of Ramos' term.

The San Bernardino Community College District oversees San Bernardino Valley College, Crafton Hills College, the Economic Development and Corporate Training Division and public television and radio station KVCR TV-FM.


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